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Lawyers, Low-Income Housing & Other Resources
April 23, 2010 – 11:00 PM | 20 Comments

This is an informational resource list. None of the following organizations have affiliation with the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.
Legal Organization Referrals
Evictions (tenant must be low-income)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (referral must be faxed)…………..312-784-3527
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services …

Security Deposit Interest – Sample Letter
December 4, 2009 – 4:11 PM | One Comment

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …

Find Your Landlord’s Contact Information
November 2, 2009 – 2:46 PM | No Comment

Landlord’s Name
First, you must find out the Property Identification Number (PIN) of your building. Online, you can try www.newschicago.org. If the website is down or it is not finding your building, you can call the …

Tenant Responsibilities – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:42 PM | 22 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
As a tenant, what am I required to do?
* Throw out your trash in a clean …

Moving Out – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:37 PM | 16 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Do I have to tell my landlord I am moving if I have a written lease?
No. …

Unlawful Landlord Entry – Sample Letter
November 2, 2009 – 2:27 PM | 3 Comments

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …

Security Deposit Return – Sample Letter
November 2, 2009 – 1:52 PM | One Comment

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …

Evictions – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:46 PM | 67 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What must my landlord do if he/she wants to have me evicted?
She must file a lawsuit …